Professor Alan Knight, former AMIC Board of Directors member and Country Representative for Australia, passed away recently at the age of 68 years.
Knight was a highly respected journalism educator having worked as Emeritus Professor at CQU and adjunct Professor at Griffith University.
Before becoming an academic, he worked as a reporter, a ministerial public relaions staffer, and an executive producer. He commenced his journalism career in 1973 as Brisbane correspondent for the Nation Review followed by stints as a sub-editor at Queensland Newspapers; a reporter for AAP; senior political reporter for Macquarie News; the ABC (as variously a reporter, presenter and producer at Radio Darwin, 2JJJ and Radio National and Television); and Radio Television Hong Kong. He was deputy director of the media unit at ALP national headquarters in 1983.
Knight was also Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre of Asia Studies at Hong Kong University, a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong and Emeritus Professor at Central Queensland University. He was Head of the Graduate School of Journalism at University of Technology, Sydney and Head of journalism at the Queensland University of Technology from 2005 to 2009.
AMIC salutes Knight and will always be grateful for all his contribution to communication and media development in the Asia Pacific region.
(Sources: Former AMIC SG Martin Hadlow and MEAA website at https://www.meaa.org/news/vale-alan-knight/)